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technical description

The Emmett technique provides a neuromuscular therapy and is an evolvement of:-
bowen therapy; chiropractic; massage; myotherapy; osteopathy and physiotherapy.

During the last several decades, neuromuscular therapy (NMT) has emerged as a significant methodology for assessing, treating and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain.

Layman's Simplified Technical Explanation

Layers of tissue form the muscle. The tissues or whole muscle can become firm, strained or torn from a variety of causes.

The muscles are voluntarily controlled by the brain which is called neuromuscular function. However, the signals between muscle and brain can become weak, distorted or nonexistent through trauma of the muscle.

The muscles control and cause the correct function of the skeletal (bones) system. The opposite is also true if the signals are not correct.

If the signals are not correct the muscles will be unable to move correctly and may also misalign the skeletal system. Whichever, this will cause lack of performance and/or pain.

Therefore, the Emmett therapy, which has neuromuscular benefits, restarts or corrects the signals between brain and tissue and enables the horse to self repair the damage. In other words, it tells the brain what to do. Hence, the muscles are restored and perf romance enhanced.

Without this type of intervention, the muscles can be left with incorrect performance indefinitely. Just as if a radio is not tuned in correctly, you cannot hear all of the music or words. Hence, the music/words (information) is not heard or is muddled and the information received is incorrect. In order to fix it, you need to tune the radio. This is what happens with Emmett therapy through its neuromuscular benefits.

Additionally, this therapy stimulates the circulatory system increasing blood flow and clearing the lymphatic system which enhances healing by up to 60%. It is also common therefore, to see improved skin/coat of the horse.

So, Emmett 4 Horses gets the brain and muscles working together properly and restores correct function.

More (Very Technical) Neuromuscular Detail

NMT, a series of manual treatment protocols based on the practitioner's skill, anatomy knowledge and precise palpatory application, has found its home, not only in the treatment rooms of massage therapy, but also in occupational and physical therapy, nursing, naturopathic, chiropractic, osteopathic and physical medicine clinics worldwide, as well as in many forward looking primary care practices.

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle.

Often these areas of muscle are myofascial trigger points. NMT practitioners balance the central nervous system (brain, spinal column and nerves) with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system

In medicine, ischemia, also spelled as ischaemia or ischæmia, is a restriction in blood supply to tissues, causing a shortage of oxygen and glucose needed for cellular metabolism (to keep tissue alive). Ischemia is generally caused by problems with blood vessels, with resultant damage to or dysfunction of tissue.

Skeletal muscle is a form of striated muscle tissue which is under the control of the somatic nervous system (see below for somatic description); that is to say, it is voluntarily controlled. It is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac and smooth muscle. As their name suggests, most skeletal muscles are attached to bones by bundles of collagen fibres known as tendons.

Skeletal muscle is made up of individual components known as myocytes, or "muscle cells", sometimes colloquially called "muscle fibres". They are formed from the fusion of developmental myoblasts (a type of embryonic progenitor cell that gives rise to a muscle cell) in a process known as myogenesis. These long, cylindrical, multinucleated cells are also called myofibers.

The myofibers are in turn composed of myofibrils. The myofibrils are composed of actin and myosin filaments repeated in units called a sarcomere, the basic functional unit of the muscle fibber. The sarcomere is responsible for skeletal muscle's striated appearance and forms the basic machinery necessary for muscle contraction. The term muscle refers to multiple bundles of muscle fibres held together by connective tissue.

The somatic nervous system (SoNS Or voluntary nervous system) is the part of the peripheral nervous system associated with the voluntary control of body movements via skeletal muscles. The SoNS consists of afferent and efferent nerves. Afferent nerves are responsible for relaying sensation to the central nervous system whilst efferent nerves are responsible for stimulating muscle contraction, including all the non-sensory neurons connected with skeletal muscles and skin.


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